Datang, Zhuji

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Datang (Chinese: 大唐) is a town in Zhuji, Zhejiang Province, China.

Sock City[edit]

By the early 1980s, the township had a population of 1,000. Designated as an industrial development zone, it quickly developed as a hosiery industry centre, becoming known as Sock City. The town now produce 8 billion pairs of socks each year,[1] a third of the world's sock production, effectively creating two pairs of socks for every person on the planet for the year 2011.[2] As a result, the population has boomed to 60,000, with over 100,000 employed in the area in the industry via other local towns and villages.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Largest Sock Production Town in China". cri.cn. 2008-05-25. Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Sock City's decline may reveal an unravelling in China's economy". The Guardian. 8 September 2012. Retrieved 8 September 2012. 

Coordinates: 29°41′35″N 120°10′01″E / 29.69306°N 120.16694°E / 29.69306; 120.16694